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Maximum Rock N' Roll

Maximumrocknroll, often written as Maximum Rocknroll and usually abbreviated as MRR, is a not-for-profit monthly zine of punk subculture. Based in San Francisco, MRR focuses on punk rock and hardcore music, and primarily features artist interviews and music reviews. Op/ed columns and news roundups are regular features as well, including submissions from international contributors. By 1990, it "had become the de facto bible of the scene". MRR is considered to be one of the most important zines in punk, not only because of its wide-ranging coverage, but because it has been a consistent and influential presence in the ever-changing punk community for over three decades. From 1992 to 2011, it published a guide called Book Your Own Fuckin' Life.

An announcement on the MRR website in January 2019 stated "It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the end of Maximum Rocknroll as a monthly print fanzine. There will be three more issues of the fanzine in its current format; later in 2019 we will begin publishing record reviews online alongside our weekly radio show."

Maximumrocknroll originated as punk radio show on Berkeley's KPFA in the late 1970s, but it is in its zine form that MRR exerted its greatest influence and became as close to an institution as punk ideology allows. It was founded by Tim Yohannan in 1982 as the newsprint booklet insert in Not So Quiet on the Western Front, a compilation LP released on the then-Dead Kennedys' label Alternative Tentacles. The compilation included forty-seven bands from Northern California and nearby areas.

The first issues focused on the local and regional music scenes, but the coverage soon expanded to the entire continent and, by issue five, cover stories included features on Brazilian and Dutch underground punk. In the '80s, MRR was one of the very few US fanzines that insisted on the international scope of the punk movement, and strove to cover scenes around the world. Today the zine has surpassed its 400th issue, and continues to include international content and a strong political bent. It also includes artist interviews, letters, commentary, guest columnists, and extensive sections for independent reviews of punk recordings, demos, books, films, videos, and other zines.

In 1987, MRR published a photo zine of hardcore bands, If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pit? The first regular issue devoted entirely to photography was published in 2010.

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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 226 (Mar 2002)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 150 (Nov 1995)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 149 (Oct 1995)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 142 (Mar 1995)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 2 (1982)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 245 (Oct 2003)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 191 (Apr 1999)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 362 (July 2013)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 345 (Feb 2012)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 228 (May 2002)
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Maximum Rocknroll 291 (2007 Aug) 25th anniversary issue San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 23 (Mar 1985)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 364 (Sep 2013)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 363 (Aug 2013)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 241 (June 2003)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 242 (July 2003)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 209 (Oct 2000)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 105 (Feb 1992)
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The very first time readers got their hands ink-stained with the pages of Maximum Rocknroll, it was through the zine insert for the now-classic Cali punk/HC compilation Not So Quiet on the Western Front. Right from the beginning, MRR wanted to have its hands in everything DIY punk: zines, records, radio, show spaces, politics, and more. That locals-only double LP was released by then-MRR Radio collaborator Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles, and served as ground zero for both Maximum...
Topics: jfa, songs, records, compilation, catalog, debut, mighty, sphincter, butthole, box, mighty...
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 244 (Sep 2003)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 239 (Apr 2003)
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Book Your Own Fuckin' Life 4 (1995) Do-It-Yourself Resource Guide, published by Maximum Rocknroll and Bleeding Heart Collective, Philadelphia PA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 141 (Feb 1995)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 344 (Jan 2012)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 249 (Feb 2004)
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Maximum Rocknroll 69 (Feb 1989) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 85 (June 1990) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 361 (June 2013)
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Maximum Rocknroll 93 (Feb 1991) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 232 (Sep 2002)
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Book Your Own Fuckin' Life 5 (1996) Do-It-Yourself Resource Guide, published by Maximum Rocknroll and Bleeding Heart Collective, Philadelphia PA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 318 (Nov 2009)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 391 (Dec 2015)
Topics: punk, band, bands, hardcore, eli, lyrics, vocals, punks, scene, songs, punk scene, high school, san...
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 146 (July 1995)
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Maximum Rocknroll: Welcome to Cruise Country: All-European Photozine (Photozine, 1987) by Helge Schreiber and others co-produced with Trust zine [Germany]
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Maximum Rocknroll 67 (Dec 1988) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 383 (2015 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 341 (Oct 2011)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 15 (July 1984)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 319 (Dec 2009)
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Maximum Rocknroll 64 (Sep 1988)
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Maximum Rocknroll 138 (1994 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 354 (Nov 2012)
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Maximum Rocknroll 79 (Dec 1989) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 306 (Nov 2008)
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Maximum Rocknroll 46 (Mar 1987) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 66 (Nov 1988)
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Maximum Rocknroll 280 (2006 Sep) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 14 (June 1984)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 365 (Oct 2013)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 16 (Aug 1984)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 36 (May 1986)
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Maximum Rocknroll 129 (1994 Feb) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 288 (2007 May) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 57 (Feb 1988) [printed as Jan 1988] Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 132 (1994 May) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 58 (Mar 1988) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 336 (May 2011)
Topics: punk, band, hardcore, bands, songs, crass, scene, records, lyrics, punk rock, hardcore punk, punk...
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Maximum Rocknroll 86 (July 1990) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 51 (Aug 1987)
Topics: punk, bands, band, hardcore, san, box, mrr, copied, scene, info, punk rock, san francisco, john...
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Maximum Rocknroll 237 (2003 Feb) San Francisco CA
Topics: punk, bands, band, hardcore, rock, songs, records, record, lyrics, punk rock, dirt bike, full...
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Maximum Rocknroll 131 (1994 Apr) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 29 (Oct 1985)
Topics: punk, bands, band, scene, cbn, horror, hardcore, songs, thrash, gigs, uniform choice, horror...
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Maximum Rocknroll 74 (1989 July) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 347 (Apr 2012)
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Maximum Rocknroll 294 (2007 Nov) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 55 (Dec 1987) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 18 (Oct 1984)
Topics: punk, bands, skins, mrr, scene, band, punks, thrash, gigs, guys, dear mrr, punk rock, suicidal...
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 403 (Dec 2016) the all China issue
Topics: punk, bands, band, hardcore, beijing, music, rock, chinese, lyrics, songs, punk rock, chinese punk,...
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Maximum Rocknroll 73 (June 1989) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 103 (1991 Dec) Berkeley CA
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Maximum Rocknroll 154 (1996 Mar) San Francisco CA
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 151 part 1 (Dec 1995)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 351 (Aug 2012)
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Maximum Rocknroll, No. 12 (Mar 1984)
Topics: punk, bands, band, punks, hardcore, records, cassette, scene, songs, thrash, punk rock, san diego,...